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Management has two priorities: 1) Making sure money is made, hence upgrading and filling up apartments is their goal. "Amenities" are important in selling the place, though few residents use them. 2) If someone needs medical attention, Public Safety will be there, if alerted.

Quality of life issues are not that important, however. They tend to be ignored, despite "the rules." So you will see a lot that isn't taken care of properly, and complaints will be met with a creative excuse and a smile.

"Peace and quiet" must be a cruel joke, though this property is sold that way. There can be no peace and quiet as ALL apartments must be upgraded, which includes the installation of an AC unit below the window. Aside from the continual construction about the neighborhood, there is a new and noisy subway extension being built along East 14 st and the shut down of the L line. "Choosing" to live in NYC, now the newest mantra, is a fabrication when the talk is of ST and PCV, which was traditionally quiet, with no construction noise.

Though money was always important, it is now more important than ever. Money rules many things, as you will find.

At this point, 30 years into living here and seeing many things, I can state that Management and their reps are BS-ing us. I can't say that loudly enough: We are being BS-ed. I don't see any genuine change. Sorry.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Projects Living at Market Rate Pricing

Wake up, people!  We've all let "projects living at market rate pricing" become the new norm for Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village.

This is NOT luxury or decent living--recent photos sent in by concerned residents:



(The above wooden floor has been in place for a couple of years, btw.)

Meanwhile, the "landscaping" produces much waste with plants/trees left out to die because no one is taking care of them and putting them into the ground:




57 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHAT A HORROR! WHAT ARE ANDREW MACARTHUR AND SEAN SULLIVAN DOING TO STUY TOWN??????? PLYWOOD LOBBY FLOORS???? REAL CLASSY YOU FOOLS REAL CLASSY. 5,000/ MONTH FIR A PLYWOOD LOBBY. WHAT A DISGRACE. THE LAMP SMASHED OVER ONTO THE STREET IS NICE TOUCH. ALL IT NEEDS IS A MOSH PIT. OH WAIT WE WILL HAVE ONE THIS WEEKEND WHEN SOUL ASYLUM PLAYS. HOW WILL OFFICER HAM BONE AND OFFICER BLT HANDLE THE CROWD? NO DROPPING DEAD OF A HEART ATTACK AND BEING A HUMAN SPEED BUMP DOESN'T COUNT!!!! SO DISGRACEFUL ANDREW MACARTHUR AND SEAN SULLIVAN AND YOU TWO VAMPIRES CONTINUE TO SUCK THIS PLACE DRY BY HAVING THECAUDACITY TO COLLECT A PAY CHECK!!!!! FOR WHAT. YOU HAVE SINGLE HANDEDLY RUINED THIS COMMUNITY ALL WE NEED NOW ARE SOME BARREL FIRES AND YOUR SLUM MAKE OVER WILL BE COMPLETE. THE PLANTS WHO IS PAYING FIR THOSE PLANTS TO BAKE AND DIE AND ROT IN THE SUN THE BONDHOLDERS THE TENANTS OR THE FAMILIES YOU ARE FORCING RENT HIKES ON IS THAT WHERE THE MONEY IS BEING SPENT ON DEAD KILLING PLANTS AND DESTROYING LARGE TREES? ARBORCIDE IS WHAT ANY SANE PERSON WOULD CALL IT. ANDREW MACARTHUR AND SEAN SULLIVAN ARE FAILURES AND THESE PHOTOS ARE THE LEGACY THEY LEAVE.

Anonymous said...

LOOK AT ALL THAT GARBAGE! DID ALL OF THE WRECKAGE FROM JAPAN'S TSUNAMI FINALLY WASH UP IN STUYVESANT TOWN????? WHAT A FILTHY PIG STUY SLUM WE LIVE IN. THANK YOU ANDREW MACARTHUR THANK YOU SEAN SULLIVAN THANK YOU CWCAPITAL I HOPE ALL OF THE BOND HOLDERS ARE TAKING NOTE OF YOUR INADEQUACIES!!!!!! PARASITIC MONSTERS YOU ALL ARE!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

FILTHY FILTHY FILTHY

Anonymous said...

IM SO MAD I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMIRE!

Anonymous said...

The bottom line is that CWCap/Compass Rock is totally incapable of running this complex in a competent manner. They need to go. Maybe we need to file a complaint with the AG or have a rent strike or something. I don't know the answer, but I do know that this outfit is totally incompetent, uncaring and is placing our lives in danger (never mind the totally reduced QOL) by its cutting of Security and lack of any onsite management. It is absolutely unacceptable. There has to be an answer to this problem and it probably means we need to get rid of this shoddy outfit. We, the tenants, are not to blame for the fact that Tishman Speyer incurred this incredibly onerous debt and we should not be punished for it. I don't care if the bondholders never see a penny of their ill-advised "investment" and I am sick of us being scapegoated for the greed and stupidity that brought us to this unacceptable state of affairs.

dontevercallmebro said...

That’s’ the new “Cave”, in addition to “Modern” and “Classic”, CompassRock PCVST apartment model type. Don’t worry, within 3 months after they get transient lease holders, there will be roommate advertisements on Craig’s list. I can’t wait for the interior pictures

Anonymous said...

I know it's off topic, but is anyone else having internet problems tonight?

Anonymous said...

It's all Sandy related

Anonymous said...

CWCap/Compass Rock is totally incapable of running this complex:
Like fixing a simple clock in playground 12! (Not on time but running since Sandy: Hint> small hand for hours...)

Anonymous said...

"It's all Sandy related."

Bullshit! They have milked that one for all it's worth to cover up their total incompetence.

Anonymous said...

I hope they plant some more trees and grass in the Oval and try to bring it back to some semblance of what it was before it was raped and pillaged by inept twerps. I rather doubt that any self-respecting trees will take root in the soil that has been effed over and is now probably devoid of any nutrients. It's such a sin what they've done to our once-beautiful Oval and grounds.

Anonymous said...

I'd love the TA to write a quick statement for SOUL ASYLUM to (hopefully) read at the end of their set on the Oval this weekend. I'd also encourage signs, banners, leaflets, chants, and demonstrations against CWC in between songs and certainly BEFORE their set begins. Anybody interested? If so, respond here and on the FB page. If it seems there's a genuine interest, I'll present it to the TA & try to help organize its execution. If not, what a waste of a great opportunity. Especially if CWC is foolish enough to film it (reminding us all that our images "MAY" be used. Sorta like how mid-lease increases were unlikely to happen, but they "MAY.").

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's fair to dump too much on PS. Campus Rock has skipped out and left PS to deal with the tenants on all issues. Campus Rock is "working" remotely from a bunker somewhere. PS are on the front lines. I don't think that PS is any happier with Campus Rock than we are.

Anonymous said...

@3:01pm. You are spot on. PS if you look at it closely are the fall guys for management while management hides off property. Most of PS are decent guys and of course some are assholes just like any other job would have. I've spoken to some PS officers and they aren't happy with management themselves. Compass Rock is the real issue at hand.

Anonymous said...

THEY BETTER BE WORKING REMOTELY FROM A BUNKER SPEAKS VOLUMES TO THEIR INDEQUCIES THATVTHEYVARE IN HIDING IN THE FIRST PLACE.NWHY DO THEY NEED AN OFFICE ANYWAY SEEMS TO BE A POOR ALOCATION OF FUNDS FOR SO MANY PEOPLE UTLIZING VOICEMAIL DON'T YOU THINK. NOW WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO THE HORROR OF BURNING MAN ON THE OVAL THIS WEEKEND. WILL PUBLIC SAEFTY ALLOW THE CROWDS TO SMOKE CHEEB IN FRONT OF THECSMALL KIDS ??? MOMMY WHAT'S THA FUNNT SMELL? IT'S THE FINE WORK OF ANDREW MACARTHUR AND SEAN SULLIVAN NIW ENJOY YOUR CONTACT HIGH ANF FINISH YOUR 40$ COOKIE FROM OVAL CRAP! WE CAN'T AFFORD YOUR COOKIE AND RENT THANKS TO THE PARASITIC ANDREW MACARTHUR AND CWCAPITAL BLEEDING US FORCEVERY LAST CENT WE HAVE. YOU CAN BE SURE I'LL BE CALLING 311 AND 911 THIS WEEKEND WGEN I CATCH PEOPLE DOING BONG HITS ON THE LAWN AND SHOWERING IN THE FOUNTAIN WTF IS THIS WOODSTOCK? I SAW IT THE FIRST TIMECATOUND I DON'T NEED TO SEE SMELL OR HEAR ITVTHE SECOND TIME AROUND BUT THEREC NEW PEOPLE TP PREY ON AND RENT SUBSTANDARD APARTMENTS TO A PARASITES FEEDING IS NEVER DONE ANDREW MACARTHUR!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Soul Asylum isn't going to bite the hand that feeds it. Since the TA is irrelevant to most folks in PCVST and they can't muster enough people for an election no less these protests or putting up signs for that matter what makes you think anyone would show for this? The bulk of the audience will be non TA members and outsiders. Too bad the TA's board put the organization in this position, they once had some power now they are merely a punchline.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the TA, how did their meeting go on May 29th? Was there the overflow crowd that the TA expected? I can't find anyone to ask since everyone I have spoken to about it said they didn't attend. Some people said they heard it was cancelled? Is that true? Did anyone attend?

Anonymous said...


here's the best part. Our apartment costs less if we move out and move back into to it or another one.

Lmao.

You can't even make this stuff up!!!!! SO FREAKIN OBVIOUS CW

and how the F is this legal? Typical NYS crookedness

Anonymous said...

WHEN I THINK THINGS CAN'T GET ANY EORSE AROUND ANDREW MACARTHURS SLUM I ORFDER FOOD TONIGHT AND WHEN INOPEN TGE DOOR TO GET GREET TGE MAN THERE ARE PITBULLS RUNNING LOOSE IN THE HALLS. YES. PITBULLS. ONE OF THEM JUMPED UP THE DELIVERY MAN KNOCKING MY FOOD TO THE GROUND AND I HAD TO PULL HIM AND MY FOOD INTO THE APARTNENT BEGORE WE WERE MAULED. WHAT THE F--- IS FOING ON HERE???? I CAN'T EVEN WNJOY A QUIT MEAL AT HOME WITHOUT BEING ATTACKED BY CUJO???? AM I LIVIBG IN CAMPOS PLAZA AND NEBER GOT YHE MEMO???? SUPPOSE I WILL HAVE TO GET PEPPER SPRAY AND A TAZER TOMORROW TO PROTECT MYSELF WHAT NEXT A BULLET PROOF VEST GOD HELP THEM IF I FIND DOG CRAP ON THE FLOOR IN THE MORNING I WILL USE IT TO SMEAR ANDREW MACARTHURS NAME ON THE WALL AND CALL THE NEW YORK POST HOW DARE HE MAKE ME LIVE LIKE THIS. SQULAR I TELL YOU SQULAOR WHEN SOMEONE CAN'T GET FOOD DELIVERED WITHOUT BRING ATTACKED BY DOGS WHETE DO I LIVE IT IS HELL HERE IN ATIY TOWN. I HATE THIS PLACE!!!!!! WHO WILL REIMBURSE ME FIR MY F---ING CHICKEN CATCHITOTE?????????!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"Speaking of the TA, how did their meeting go on May 29th? Was there the overflow crowd that the TA expected? I can't find anyone to ask since everyone I have spoken to about it said they didn't attend. Some people said they heard it was cancelled? Is that true? Did anyone attend?"

So, what is your agenda? Are you a shill/troll for CW/Compass Rock? Are you a student, still wet behind the ears? Are you a market rater (I don't care if they call those folks rent stabilized, they are still market raters as far as I can tell)? What do you have against the Tenants' Association? They are the ONLY people who have come to the defense of the people who are being fucked in the ass by CWCap inasmuch as they are being given massive rent increases mid-lease and told to suck it up and drop their keys and papers off in a drop box, right next to Dog Shit Alley. If you are one of those Roberts people who has just received a mid-lease increase, all I can say is GOOD FOR CWCAP because somebody with your attitude gets no sympathy from me. The TA should not even bother itself with these market raters who got fucked up the ass. I am a long time tenant, paying less than $1,400 and I have actually been feeling sorry for your kind, but not anymore. I hope they raise your rent another $1,000 next week!

Anonymous said...

Saw Garodnick campaigning on First Avenue this afternoon. I wanted to tell him to go fuck himself, but because I'm a loidy, I just walked by him. If Quinn or Maloney come touting their shit around here, I may not be able to contain myself the way I did today.

Anonymous said...

JUST IN CASE ANYONE WAS WONDERING I HAVE NOT HEALED FROM MY PITBULL ATTACK YET I HAVE A LARGE GADH ON MY RIGHT HAND AND I STILL HAVEN'T FOUNDVANT PEACE TONIGHT BECAUSE OF TH SORORITY PARTY UPSTAIRS I HAVE CAALED PUBLIC SAFETY AMD THEY SEND NO BODT MAYBE I SHOULD HANG A BOLGNW SANDWICH ON TE DOOR NOB THAT WOULD GET THEIR ATTENTION UNSTEAD I HAVE CALLED 311 AND REPORTED THE VISCOUS PITBULL ATTACK IN MY HALLWAY WHERRE TGEY ATE MOST F MY CHICKIN CATCHITORE AND I GSVR NOT BEEN ABLE TO VRING MYSELF TO GO OUT FOR FOOD BECAUSE I DINR JNOW WHAT'S IN STORE FOR ME NEXT MAYBE A COCK FIGHT OR SOME HENRY TELL GAME WHO KNOWS ITS NOT SAFE TO LEAVE YOUR APSRTMENT ANT,ORE BECAUSE THIS PLACE IS A SLUM.WAIT UNTIL I TELL MY DAUGHTER ABOUT THIS AND THE MULTIPLE FORMA OF GARASSMENT. WAR. ANDREW MACARTHUR AND CWCAPITAL HAVE RAGED AGAINST US. I BETTER GET TO BED NOW BECAUSE THE RENOVATIONS TEAM WILL BE HERE AT 2AM SHARP YOU KNOW GOW THEY LIKE TO CUT OUT EARLY AND HIT THE BARS YHAT IS WHEN THEY ARE NOT ROBBING US BLIND BECAUSE THEY HAVE A MASTER KEY. I HEARD THEY MADE COPIES ON 14TH STREET SO BETTER LOCK UP THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING IN STUY TOWN LIKE GRAND LARCENY RIGHT SEAN SULLIVAN PLEASE DO TELL US HOW NOTHING EVER HAPPENED AND PET US ON THE HEAD LIKE THE SLEEPY SENIORS YOU THINK WE ARE WELL F---YOU I AM NOT SLEEPY AND I WILL NOT BE ROBBED AND I WILL NEVER VER EVER BE ATTACKED BY PITBULLS IN MY HALLWAY AGAIN I AM CALLING THE NEW YORK POST TO TELL THEM ABOUT THE PIT BULL STTACK. MORE MORE MORE. MORE ABUSE. MORE PITVULLS. NO MORE STUY TOWN

Anonymous said...

CAPS, you should have called 911 about the pit bull attack.

Anonymous said...

Oy CAPS is a tough act to follow, but here's my comment: this morning I counted about 10 or so rat traps in the former garden area that is now clear-cut and all dirt (west Oval path between Cafe and Lounge). Looks like more public housing landscaping to me. Also overheard gardener telling painter that every other tree in that garden is set to be chopped down to let more sunlight in to that area.

Anonymous said...

So, what is your agenda? Are you a shill/troll for CW/Compass Rock? Are you a student, still wet behind the ears? Are you a market rater (I don't care if they call those folks rent stabilized, they are still market raters as far as I can tell)? What do you have against the Tenants' Association? They are the ONLY people who have come to the defense of the people who are being fucked in the ass by CWCap inasmuch as they are being given massive rent increases mid-lease and told to suck it up and drop their keys and papers off in a drop box, right next to Dog Shit Alley. If you are one of those Roberts people who has just received a mid-lease increase, all I can say is GOOD FOR CWCAP because somebody with your attitude gets no sympathy from me. The TA should not even bother itself with these market raters who got fucked up the ass. I am a long time tenant, paying less than $1,400 and I have actually been feeling sorry for your kind, but not anymore. I hope they raise your rent another $1,000 next week!

Sorry to burst your insane bubble but I'm here longer and would need several new leases to get to your rent. The TA, if that's what you want to call them, abandoned the tenants in their ridiculous quest to become "owners". Even though we all know that if that did come to pass the TA would have no role whatsoever. They supported most of the changes and didn't raise a peep whilst commercialization was forced upon us by their leader Dan Garodnick. They rendered themselves irrelevant, I didn't do it, although like many other long time members I quit the organization years ago as I watched them make themselves irrelevant. In fact, I predicted it to them and Dan Garodnick. Now their chickens have come home to roost and like your crappy attitude I couldn't care any less.

Anonymous said...

IM AFRAID TO LEAVE MY HOME WHAT HORRIBLE THINGS AWATEB ME IN THE HALLWAY TODAY MORE ATTACK DOGS MORE LEASING OFICE PEIPLE YELLING AT ME MORE BURGLARS WITH A JEY TO MY FRONT DOOR ANDREW MACARTHUR GAVEBTHEM IT'S A WAR ZONE OUT THERE ACWAR ZONE I DINT FEEL SAFE. MAKES NO DOFFEEENCE ANYWAY SINCE THERE IS NOTHING BEAUTIFUL LEFT OUTSIDE WITH ALL OF THEVTREES AND PLANTS CUT DOWN ANY MY NEIGHBOR WHO CHECKED IN ON Y ESRLIER AFTER MYNAATTACK SAID THEY ARE CUTTING DOWN EVEM MOREVTREES IN THE OVAL WHOBWILL STOP TESES MONSTERS??? TENANT ASSOCIATION DAN GABOMICK PLEASE STOP CWCAPITAL FROM CUTTING OWN ALL THEVTREES THERVARE DESECRATING THENLAND AND WGAT FOR. I THINK THEY GET SOME TYPEVOF SICK PLEASURECABUSING US DESTRYING THE LANDVEVICTING 1300 FAMILIES IN ONE FELL SWOOP WHAT A LEGACY THEY LEAVE BEHIND STUY TOWN WAS BUILT FOR PEOPLE TO RISE UP OUT OF THE SLUMS AND NOW THEYVARE BRINGING US ALL BACK DOWN INTO THE SLUMSVWHAT ACDIGRACE YOUVARE ANDREW MACARTHUR WE SHOULD COME TOU YOUR HOME AND CUT DOWN TREES AND ORCHESTRATE ROCK CONERTS AND WINTER WASTELAND RINKS HOW WOULD YOU LIKE THAT NOT VERY MUCH ID BET BUT DONTVWORRY I'LL SELL YOU AN 80$ MUFFIN AT MY NEW CAFE I SET UP IN YOUR DRIVE WAY WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE DESPICABLE ANDREW MACARTHUR!!!

Anonymous said...

"Also overheard gardener telling painter that every other tree in that garden is set to be chopped down to let more sunlight in to that area."

Oh, NO! They really are raping and pillaging the grounds. They should leave the trees alone. They are what make Stuyvesant Town so beautiful. I hate and despise these bastards and wish the very worst possible comeuppance for them.

Liz Joy said...

Dog run.

Liz Joy said...

Maybe we can start chaining ourselves to the trees. Out of everything that is happening, this is making me the most upset!! Criminal to kill living things!!

Anonymous said...

How can they do this??????

Anonymous said...

Tweet about this stuff and use the hashtags #stuytown and #pcvst

Anonymous said...

#incompetent #unqualified #inept #pcvst #stuytown

Anonymous said...

I find that the Fresh Direct guys have the best intel!

Anonymous said...

Having those beautiful trees outside my window have been the only thing that made life worth living at certain times of personal pain in my life. They are soothing, calming and a reminder that there just might be a Creator. There is a wonderous beauty in trees. Whatever else these people are taking away from us, they shouldn't take the trees.

Anonymous said...

Jeeez what is going on here.

Anonymous said...

http://escapestuytown.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/stuy-town-caught-promoting-soul-asylum-concert-to-the-general-public/

Anonymous said...

http://escapestuytown.wordpress.com/

Anonymous said...

C'mon Councilman Dan, time to step up to the the plate on this one.


It may be your last "at bat".

Andrew MacArthur's Runaway Train said...

STUY TOWN CAUGHT PROMOTING SOUL ASYLUM CONCERT TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Anonymous said...

GODDAMIT ANDREW MACARTHUR I SEE YOU HAVE BEEN BUSY TWEETING ABOUT SOLE ASYLUM ON THE TWITTER REDIDENTS AND THEIRRBGUESTS MY ASS!!! WHO IS IN CHARGE AROUNF HERE APARENYLY NOONE. IS THIS WHY YOU ARE RASING OUR RENTS TO PAY FOR BIG ROCK VANDS TO COME IN HERE AND DRIVE US OUT LIKE THESE USED TO DO TO DICTATORS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEIPLE I HOPE THIS GURRICANE WASHES THE HOLE THING OUT AND YOU WASTED ALL THIS MONEY PROMOTING AND HIRING AND ADVERTISING FOE NOTHING I WILL PUT ON MY HIGHEST HEELS TONIGHT AND RAIN DANCE UNTO UNTIL THE HEAVENS OPEN AND WASH THIS CONCERT AWAY ANDREW MACARTHUR . YOU COULD ALWAYS HIRE SEAN SULLIVAN TO DO HIS WHIRLING DERVISH ACT ON STAFE AND TURN HIS BAVK ON EVERYONE FIR TWO HOURS HE'S A PRO AT THAT THAT ONE I HOPE ALL OF TOUR EVENTS GET RAINED OUT AND YOU HAVE TO ANSWER TO THE BOND HOLDERS WHO READ THIS SITE. THE HURRICANE WILL PROVIDE A MUCH NEEDED SERVICE OF WASHING AWAY ALL THE GARBAGEVAROUND HERE LIKE MATTRESES KEGS SOFAS FUTONS THONGS AND BROKEN LAMPS BETTER GET OUT THE DUCT TAPEVANDREW MACARTHUR AND TAPE DOWN THE LOBBY FLOORS SO THEY DON'T WASCAWAY. THE RAIN CAN WASH AWAY THE PITTBULLS THAT ATTACKED ME IN MY LOBBY THE OTHER NIGHT I HOPE THY WASH AWAY YOU TOO ANDREW MACARTHUR!!! GOOD RIDDANCE TO YOU MONSTERS AND FANILY EVICTERSCWHO HAVE THE NERVE TO HIRE A BAND TO PLAY ON THE PROPERTY WHILE YOU EVICT SO MANY FAMILIES REMINDS ME OF THE FIBAL MOMENTS IF THEVSINKING TATANIC IF OU ASK ME!!!

Anonymous said...

I'VE GOT A TWEET FOR YOU ANDRE MACARTHURE : #F---OFF!

Anonymous said...

Chances are high tropical storm Andrea will cause them to cancel the concert. Such a pity.

Anonymous said...

The next time you show pictures of the state of things, can you please come over to PCV and photograph the areas right along the road behind 370 1st Avenue and you can show everyone what dogs peeing and crapping and people playing ball on the grass have done.

GoatHerder said...

I'm having flash backs to Robbie and goats! The more things change, the more they remain the same. Is this the rape of the rape forest? I love dogs but a pit bull is a chain saw on a leash. Imagine what happens when the owner can't control that chain saw and it gets loose! They should be muzzled when walked. It seems Andrew MacArthur is just one in a long line of money grubbing SOB's. 'Screw you tenants, give me my money, bitches because that's all I care about'. Legacies? REALLY?! Give me a damn break! A legacy should be a thing to be proud of. The disgusting feces filled, urine-stinking corners, vomit-be-careful-where-you-step landscape is not how I want to leave as a legacy. Leprosy? Closer to the truth. Shine on, friends.

Anonymous said...

The slaughter of the trees is one of the most hurtful things that CW has done to this community--out of so very many hurtful things they have done.

The most difficult thing for me to get my arms around is what is the point? They aren't being paid to grind up these 60 year old trees. Maybe it is just cheaper to destroy them than to care for them. My guess is that they have the same perspective on the property and its residents.

Anonymous said...

The slaughter of the trees is one of the most hurtful things that CW has done to this community--out of so very many hurtful things they have done.

I think they are doing out of sheer spite and malice because they know how beloved those trees are. If they knew the undiluted hatred some of us feel for them, I think they would cringe. STR would never print the things I wish would happen to Andrew MacArthur and his clan.

Anonymous said...

Another thing that is really annoying. The entrance to the loop on 18th and 1st. There are hige potholes that haven;t been fixed in years. On rainy days it is really tough to cross and a lot of slashes from cars passing. Ondry days I have seen people trip and fall. Seems it would be easy to repair, but nothing has ever been done.

Anonymous said...

Hear they -CW-are offering $$$$$ to residents for a focus group re: PCVST . Asking questions about prices they are willing to pay for an apartment, etc. why?????

Anonymous said...

off topic but wanted to pass along some info about roberts class spoke with Michael Liskow he stated we can be charged any sum ranging from $1.00 up to the max preferential rent. I received 3 INCREASES first for a lease renewal due to start July 1, then a mid lease increase for June (pushed to July) for current lease, then a few days later I received a rider for the renewal lease increasing rent even higher. nothing is preventing CW from increasing rents many times until max rent is reached. For example, lets say your rent was raised this month and you decide to stay thinking your ok for the remainder of lease. Know that your rent can be raised again next month or any time after on 30 day notice until max rent is reached
Rents to be charged are the sole decision of CWCapitol

Anonymous said...

7:34 p.m.: Yes, there is nothing to stop CW from charging the legal rent set forth in your lease whenever they feel like it.

And a reminder to all: the Rent Guidelines Board, which determines the percentages that leases can go up each year, is having hearings on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Emigrant Savings Bank Building, 49-51 Chambers Street (between Broadway and Centre Street) in lower Manhattan. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. Check-in (for speaking) begins at 9:45 A.M. and continues until 7:00 P.M.

Those who wish to speak are encouraged to preregister by contacting the Board at 212-385-2934 no later than 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. You may also register to speak at the hearing between 9:45 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.

The final meeting, when the percentages are announced, is on Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 at the Great Hall of Cooper Union. This meeting is usually pretty raucous as tenants loudly express their displeasure with landlords and the RGB. You can register to speak at this meeting too. Of course nothing tenants say ever seems to affect how the RGB votes, usually to the detriment of tenants.

The proposed percentages for this year are looking to be on the high side. They take effect for leases starting October 1.

Anonymous said...

Re the RGB, Bloomberg picks all 9 board members. 2 are supposed to represent the tenants, 2 are supposed to represent the landlords. The other 5 are supposed to represent the “public interest”. Bunraku dance at its best. Such a friggin joke, the fix is always in, especially with Bloomberg, who is a total troll of the RE industry. So is Quinn AND Weiner, BTW.

Anonymous said...

Let us not forget to include our esteemed Councilman Garodnick.

Anonymous said...

So,,, who is moving out this month? next month?

are you staying even with the INCREASE?

Anonymous said...

sadly yes we will have to leave stuytown--looking for a new place this weekend, quite a few friends also being EVICTED/EXTORTED

Anonymous said...

60 Minutes should do a piece on this place.

Anonymous said...

"60 Minutes should do a piece on this place."

YES!! I really wish they would!

Anonymous said...

Just saw them digging up the east end of the Oval.

Here comes the dog run.